Hampton police identify victim of deadly accident

Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-08 22:54:12-04

Hampton, Virginia - According to police, Melvin Leon Jones, 52 of Newport News died after he crashed his car into two parked cars, then into a tree.

Police responded to the 200 block of Apple Ave around 12:45pm Saturday.

Police say once on scene, they located Jones who was suffering life-threatening injuries.

Jones was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased at 1:16pm.

Police says Jones was driving a 1990 Nissan Maxima south on Apple Avenue when he hit two cars, a 1997 Infinity and a 2001 Mercury Sable. Both vehicles were unoccupied and parked in front of a house in the 200 block of Apple Ave.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hampton Police Division Fatal Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.